DALLAS — Child Protective Services has fired two workers and a third has resigned after the agency was accused of failing to prevent the beating death of a 4-year-old North Texas girl last month.
The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1Ma3Yl4 ) CPS had contact with the family of Leiliana Wright before her death.
The girl’s mother, 30-year-old Jeri Quezada, and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Charles Phifer, have been jailed on charges of injury to a child.
Authorities allege the two beat Leiliana with a belt and bamboo stick because she’d been drinking her brother’s juice.
The firing of the caseworker and a supervisor who oversaw Leiliana’s case and the resignation of a special investigator who worked on the case come as an unusually large number of child-abuse investigators in Dallas County are quitting.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com